Cream of Broccoli Soup IV

Cream of Broccoli Soup IV

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"This soup is made with skim milk, but no one will know if you don't tell them. It is thick and creamy!"

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 85 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 198 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a food processor puree 1 cup steamed broccoli, garlic, and 1/4 cup chicken broth.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the margarine. Add the flour, and stir until mixture thickens and starts to brown.
  3. Slowly add remaining 1 cup chicken broth and milk, stirring often. Allow mixture to thicken, about 5 minutes. Then add the puree mixture and the remaining 1 1/2 cups steamed broccoli. Heat through, and allow to thicken for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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After reading some of the other reviews/suggestions, here is my take. Basic soup was good, but I added more chopped garlic and roasted garlic seasoning to the broccoli. I noticed the flour/butter mixture did tend to clump a little, but I solved that by tossing it back in the blender with a drop or two of chicken stock and smoothing it down (and yes, being from south Louisiana, I do know how to make a roux!). Also, I used whole wheat flour just cause I like the extra "goose" of flavor and texture it gives a roux - one of my cooking tricks that I usually don't reveal :-). Finally, to add a little more body to the soup, I sauteed a handful of chopped mushrooms in butter, roasted garlic seasoning and another splash of chicken stock. After adding the sauteed mushrooms to the soup, I cooked it about 10 minutes more over a low heat and served that puppy up. The shrooms thickened it up just right, and I suspect it'll taste even better tomorrow after the flavors blend a little more. Bon appetit, y'all!


Very good tasting and easy soup to make. The only thing I would do differently is only puree half of the broccoli and then chop the other half, it seemed to have too much grit in it with all of broccoli pureed'.


I thought the recipe was excellent with the combination of the broccoli and garlic. YUM YUM!!The only problem I had preparing it was the fact that I think the recipe calls for too little butter with the amount of flour that the recipe uses. It just turned into a big pasty mess. I've made the recipe numerous times and I now add a touch more butter to it (adds a little fat to the recipe, but not enough to worry about) and it comes out perfect. Also, it sounds like a strange combination, but I've also added chicken to it on occasion to make it a one-bowl dinner on those lazy days. The best compliment I can think of to give this recipe is that my mother loved it. And if you know my mother, she doesn't like anything!